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Singer-Songwriter:
Irish Artist Yelpy

Today we are posting our first ever musician submission here on Paper Aquarium Magazine.

Singer Songwriter Yelpy (yelpy singer songwriter article leaning wall outside looking down)

"I was born in Dublin, Ireland. I remember around my 15th birthday my dad and I were in a music shop getting my sister a keyboard and my dad asked me, completely out of the blue: 'how would you like a guitar for your birthday?'. Until that moment I had never given music much thought, but little did either of us know that music would become my life's one true passion."

Singer Songwriter Yelpy (yelpy singer songwriter article leaning wall shadow serious)

Singer Songwriter Yelpy (yelpy singer songwriter article musician looking window sunlight)

"I played that first guitar morning, noon and night and within a year I was forming my first rock band called Awakened. We played quite a lot together all through my school years. In fact playing music was the only thing that kept me sane as school was never really my thing."

Singer Songwriter Yelpy (yelpy singer songwriter article musician sitting sunglasses)

"When I left school I started college but being me I didn't just go to any old college, instead I went to the Ballyfermot Rock School in Dublin. I met loads of great like minded people there and also formed my second band named Whover pronounced WHO-VER). Whover was a great experience. We played all around Ireland, on radio and on TV. It gave me my first real taste of being a 'rock star' and I loved it. While in Whover I worked with three of the most talented musicians I have ever know. They taught me a lot."

Singer Songwriter Yelpy (yelpy singer songwriter article sitting fence looking serious musician)

Singer Songwriter Yelpy (yelpy singer songwriter article sitting steps boots looking fence musician)

"As Whover was running it's course I started playing more & more with my two sisters untill finally we decided to make it official and form Yellow Room. As Yellow Room we played all around Ireland and on radio. We got to play with some great Irish talent such as John Spillane, Brian Downey, Maria Doyle Kennedy, The Revs and Mickey Joe Heart. We also released two albums "Outside" and "Yellow Room". After the second album I decided to peruse a solo career as a singer/songwriter and move to LA."

Singer Songwriter Yelpy (yelpy singer songwriter article sitting steps leaning wall musician sunglasses)

Singer Songwriter Yelpy (yelpy singer songwriter article ieva georges irish musician artist)

"Currently I am preforming in LA in such venues as The Roxy, The Viper Room, The House Of Blues and The Rolling Stone whilst recording my debut solo album. Being based in LA has also given me the opportunity to write and produce music for film and TV."

Additional Yelpy information:
- played with Liam O'Maonlai (lead singer/frontman of "The Hothouse Flowers")
- grew up rehearsing in the same studios as The Corrs & Van Morrison among others
- recorded in the same studios as The Corrs & Van Morrison among others
- was featured on RTE (Irish National TV Station) on "Echo Island"
- was featured on joint BBC (UK) & RTE (Ireland) TV show "Let Me Entertain You" judges on that show were Keith Duffy of "Boyzone" and Louis Walsh (manager of Boyzone & Westlife at the time)
- wrote a song for Irish radio (Raidio na Gaeltachta) named "Caipin Ban"
- number one song on Dublin radio station FM104 with "Ginger Coloured Yellow Man"
- album "Outside" released in Tower Records
- album "Yellow Room" released in HMV & online iTunes, Amazon etc...
- played live in Tower Records
- featured on Dublin's hit radio station Today FM with song "The One"
- played live on Dublin radio: Newstalk, Phantom FM, Phoenix FM

Be sure to check out Yelpy's website below:

Yelpy's Website | Yelpy's Youtube

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